Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
While Lucio Fulci made his reputation with a series of graphically violent horror movies like Zombie (Aka Zombi 2), City of the Living Dead (Aka The Gates of Hell), The House by the Cemetery, The Beyond, and The New York Ripper, his early career was a hodgepodge of film genres including comedies, spaghetti westerns, and poliziotteschi. However, many critics argue that his greatest films were his early gialli films like A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin and Don’t Torture a Duckling. Fulci was handicapped by terribly low budgets for most of his career but some of his earlier works were actually well-funded, allowing his cinematic craftsmanship to be on full display. Such was the case with Don’t Torture a Duckling.
As was the case with many gialli of the time period, the film titles were influenced by Argento’s first three gialli, collectively known as the “Animal Trilogy.
Don’t Torture a Duckling isn’t your usual giallo. While it has all of the signatures of the sub-genre—red herrings, black gloves, sexuality—the conventions and tropes are slightly skewed. Instead of taking place in
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'Lilith's Hell' is releasing from from Unearthed Films on October 17, 2017. Just in time for Halloween. You won't want to miss this carnage filled film.
From The Press Release
Two filmmakers enlist the help of famous Italian director Ruggero Deodato (“Cannibal Holocaust”, Jungle Holocaust”, “House on the Edge of the Park”, “Cut and Run”) to shoot a reality-themed horror film.
The chosen location is the hereditary family home of one of the producers. However, it soon becomes apparent that the house is beset with its own horrifying secrets hidden behind the walls.
During the shoot, the cast and crew discover secret chambers and evidence of ritualistic ceremonies invoking the spirit of Lilith; she who was cursed by God for disobeying Adam in the Garden of Eden.
One by one, her evil spirit possesses the women in the house and their only escape is death.
Once unleashed, there
Press Release: Los Angeles, Calif (September 28, 2017) Screambox, the #1 streaming service for die-hard horror fans, now has more than 300 movies available as part of the Screambox monthly subscription on Amazon Channels. The no-holds-barred horror streaming service is now available to U.S. customers for just $4.99/month after a 7-day free trial. New releases every week allow subscribers to binge on bloodbaths, gruesome gore, sick psychos and ravenous zombies like never before.
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Take pity on poor Frank (Kieran Canter – The Devil in Mr. Holmes). The wealthy, single, orphaned taxidermist’s fiancé Anna (Cinzia Monreale – The Beyond) lies dying in the hospital,
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Repopularized by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez’s 2007 cult double feature “Grindhouse,” a new generation of genre enthusiasts have been intrigued by the aesthetic. One of the touchstones of these films are insane posters that tease viewers with promises of blood, gore, sex, nudity and badass characters. Whether hand-drawn or designed by a bold and creative graphic artist,
In his heyday, director/producer Ovidio Assonitis was affectionately known as “The Rip-Off King” due to his blatant copying of popular, more expensive hit films. Thus, we have Beyond the Door (1974), an Exorcist-style film; Tentacles (1977), a killer octopus film in the vein of Jaws; and even the sequel Piranha II: The Spawning (1981), which he famously directed after firing James Cameron shortly after filming commenced. Always on the lookout for the next big idea in exploitation, it isn’t surprising that he would also jump on the slasher bandwagon as well. Madhouse is Assonitis’ entry into that particular subgenre of film.
Though produced in late 1980 or early 1981 in Savannah, Georgia, Madhouse wasn’t released stateside until 1983. So while the film bears more than a passing resemblance to the classic slasher Happy Birthday to Me (also made in 1981), it is unclear how much of a direct rip-off one film is of the other.
Directed by Ovidio G. Assonitis.
Starring Trish Everly, Michael MacRae, Dennis Robertson, Allison Biggers, Morgan Most, Edith Ivey, and Jerry Fujikawa.
Julia is approaching her 25th birthday but unfortunately her estranged twin sister Mary sees this as an opportunity to escape from her hospital bed and torment her just like when they were kids, culminating in a birthday party straight out of a nightmare.
Originally released at the peak of the first slasher boom, Madhouse (a.k.a. There Was a Little Girl & And When She Was Bad) gained something of a reputation by being added to the Dpp Video Nasties list back in the 1980s but, like most of the movies on that list, is it really that depraved and corrupt or is it just another example of the authorities knee jerk reacting to nothing more than a slightly bloody thriller where somebody happens to brandish a knife in a menacing way?
Meet the Kid Savage Creators on Free Comic Book Day: "Saturday, May 6 on Free Comic Book Day
Signing Image Comics/Man of Action's Silver Selection
Meet Joe Kelly
Kid Savage creator/writer and Man of Action partner
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The Comic Book Depot in Wantagh, NY 2847 Jerusalem Avenue
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Grasshoppers Comics in Williston 76 Hillside Avenue
Noah Hawley’s acclaimed midwestern crime anthology Fargo returns to FX this week, along with my enthusiasm for saying oh yah and you betcha to anyone with the gall to speak to me when I would rather be watching Fargo. In my defence there are not one, but two, gloriously bad Ewan McGregor wigs. Truly, Hawley is doing the Lord’s work. Season three is set in the not too distant past of 2010, and follows the tried-and-true template of a ridiculously stacked ensemble of endearing (and woefully misguided) ne’er do wells gradually bungling their way into a shit show of their own design. As with each of the previous installments, least of all the Coen Brothers’ original 1996 film, the opening of this week’s episode features the following superimposed text:
This is a true story. The
You have probably heard the stories about Julia Ducournau’s new film Raw – people passing out in screenings, throwing up, walking out… But while such things may or may not have happened, one thing for sure is that the acclaimed filmmaker has produced a brilliantly original piece of cinema that mixed a coming-of-age tale with a dose of cannibalism, humour, and college hazing. We sat down with her recently to discuss the film and where the idea came from.
When we first caught a glimpse of the film at last year’s London Film Festival, we were drawn initially by the cannibalism elements, such is our love of the 70’s classics but what we found was something more – more daring, much funnier and more profound. Ducournau knows many people may be put off by such things but explained that she wanted to bring the humanity back to the taboo subject,
Released late September back home in his native Italy, Duckling never received its due (or much attention at all, truthfully) on these shores until Fulci’s death in 1996 offered a re-evaluation of his body of work. Thanks to the internet,
Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us! How did you initially get involved with Alice Lowe’s Prevenge?
"We met Alice a few years back when we scored a short called Pieces, directed by our good friend Jack Weatherley, and Alice was part of the cast. A year later, Alice asked us to score her short film called Solitudo, and a year after that she came to us with Prevenge. We always got on really well and have a mutual respect for each other's work, so it was easy and enjoyable to work together.
Thanks to our Star Trekian utopia of VOD insta-satisfaction (“Number One, slap The Greasy Strangler on the view screen!”), it’s becoming difficult to remember the ruthless savagery of that bygone VHS hunt. I spent far too many days roaming my hometown and neighboring cities chasing down lesser-known Kurosawas, the Critters sequels, and the seemingly always elusive pre-Mad Max apocalyptic mindfuck, A Boy and His Dog. Too often I had to settle for less, and rewatch Police Academy 4 instead of the highbrow hilarity of Zapped! cuz some other Scott Baio devotee had the local Power Video on stakeout. If your tastes in cinema aligned with the Blockbuster new release guarantee then you were golden, but us degenerates with a predilection for Roger Corman, and movies made before our births were doomed to the endless quest. Which, of
A key to the success of this giddily postmodern, subtly disturbing splatter-farce is its general disinterest in playing spot-the-reference, instead taking style cues from its own central pair of social media-obsessed high school serial killers, played with delirious commitment by Alexandra Shipp and Brianna Hildebrand. There are certainly visual call-backs to “Carrie” and “Cannibal Holocaust” to be found here, but there are far more to “Clueless”; at its best,
Tragedy Girls is a goddamn blast. That’s really all you need to know before seeing it because unless you hate smart laughs, gory kills, and kick-ass — albeit wildly homicidal — teenage girls you’re probably going to love this fresh, fast-moving mix of Scream meets Heathers meets 2017. But for those of you who need a bit more convincing, here goes.
Sadie (Brianna Hildebrand, Deadpool) and McKayla (Alexandra Shipp, X-Men: Apocalypse) are best friends and typical high-schoolers — they’re making plans for prom, their phones are bodily appendages, and they’re obsessed with their social media presence. They also share an interest in true crime via their “Tragedy Girls” blog, so of course they’re thrilled when a serial killer targets their town for a string of murders. While the rest of the town worries though the girls see
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